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Motherboard

MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

(12 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

Z170-A PRO

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

LGA1151

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

64 GB

Color

Brown / Black

Chipset

Intel Z170

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR4-2133
  • DDR4-2400
  • DDR4-2800
  • DDR4-3000
  • DDR4-3200

SLI/CrossFire

CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

2

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

4

PCI Slots

0

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

2

SATA Express

2

M.2 Slots

1

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

None

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    dragonspawn
    • 16 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build "Peridot"

    Awesome pickup at $80. BIOS menu seems pretty intuitive, the OC genie function is very specific as to which processor you must have for it to work automatically, but MSI has released plenty of alternate BIOS updates that change the OC settings for different processors, even Skylake's non-K series.

    The majority of the SATA connectors are at a 90 degree angle to the motherboard, which may or may not make cable management more difficult for you. It certainly makes adding new drives without removing the motherboard a hassle, as you can't see what you're doing at all when you're trying to plug the cables in.

    It isn't the best Z170 board you can find but you get what you pay for, and I paid significantly less for this one.

    enewtabie
    • 15 points
    • 38 months ago

    Picked this up for $79 on a new egg sale. Works fine and have had no issues. The color needs to be black instead of a brownish tint. But, you can't see it in the case.

    Falopi
    • 9 points
    • 46 months ago

    Has loads of features and was easy to cable manage with the boards layout!

    zwoten
    • 9 points
    • 36 months ago

    Plenty of room for all of my components, only wish it came with more than one USB 3.0 header

    TheHeyMaker
    • 8 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build The Danktop - First PC Build

    A great budget board. I personally use it for gaming and it fits all of my parts perfectly.

    timin
    • 8 points
    • 35 months ago

    from completed build Giant on a dwarf

    Just perfect. It has features I'm not interested in, thought to overclock the processor, but it has all the slots I needed, specially all the fan connectors and USBs 3.0 + 2.0 I wanted.

    Pikapi
    • 6 points
    • 33 months ago

    from completed build Pika Pi-C

    Capable motherboard with a nice BIOS.

    amdamsky
    • 5 points
    • 32 months ago

    from completed build Novac

    Has some nice features and is possible over clock a non k cpu on (with hacked bios). Is an ugly brown color but its kind of hard to see with cards and fans covering it

    Frimtech
    • 4 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build The Tungasm

    Great motherboard, and it looks really nice, but do note that if you are using an S340 with this motherboard, you're going to have to mess with the case fan cables, since on the S340, the fans are connected to a bigger fan plug, but for some reason I couldn't find that on this motherboard, luckily it was a logical easy fix.

    JLamp391
    • 2 points
    • 35 months ago

    from completed build BlackHawk Friday: Mid-Tier Build

    Fantastic mobo. At a similar price point you will find boards with H170A framework, fewer slots, and a base RAM speed of 2133 (This board has a base of 2400). The upgraded version is the PC Mate, but I frankly can't see why you'd get that one. It has some additional ports, like an HDMI, but if you have a GPU then you don't need those anyway. Don't waste money on features that you won't use. Often goes on a good sale.

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